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CBS
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
.s. department of justice report about h.s.b.c. holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. to avoid criminal prosecution, h.s.b.c. admitted today that it laundered more than $800 million for mexican drug cartels and covered up illegal transactions for burma, iran, sudan, cuba, and libya. those nations were under banking sanctions because of human rights atrocities, terrorism, or, in iran's case, a nuclear program. the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to the u.s. government, the largest such fine in history. senior correspondent john miller is in new york following the story for us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers. h.s.b.c. officials listed mexico in its lowest risk category for money laundering during a four- year period when mexican drug cartels were funneling hundreds of millions of dollars through the bank. u.s. att
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
to back assad, and the list of suspicious dealings at hsbc is rising, one whistle lower tells us how he was silenced and fired for reporting what was criminal activity at hsbc, by the way $1.9 billion in finds, and nobody go going to jail, curious, huh? obama justice, we're coming right back. [ engine rev] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% more cash. but i'm upping my game. do you want a candy cane? yes! do you want the puppy? s! do you want a tricycle? yes! do you want 50 percent more cash? no! ♪ festive. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who ke more cash. what's in your wallet? lou: the civil war in syria escalating. meanwhile, u.s. is o
Current
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
both for coming in. my next guest says hsbc is guilty of the worst behavior any bank can possibly be guilty of. we'll tell you how a $1.9 billion fine is hardly enough and i could not agree more coming up next. smiles make more smiles. when the chocolate is hershey's. life is delicious. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. >> eliot: so let's take a look at what eric holder and lanny's department of justice has done. they brought a case against roger clemens and lost. they brought a case against john edwards and lost. they brought countless frivolous drug cases to pad their stats. what about torture? they said they wanted to be forward-looking which defies the job of a prosecutor. they brought no serious cases against the wall street banks whose misconduct led to the cataclysm of 2008. they have done nothing about walmart's total disregard for the foreign corrupt practices act or against news corp. for the rampant hacking and corruption
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm PST
' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> one of the world's largest banks, hsbc, has agreed to make the biggest payment in history in a settlement over money laundering. a senate investigation found that hsbc, which is based in london, was involved in laundering millions of dollars for mexican drug cartels and even provided funding for saudi banks with links to other terrorist organizations. joining us now is pete williams, our justice correspondent. pete, in reading the report, it seems as though the mexican affiliate of hsbc, among others, has been operating with complete immunity. >> well, not millions of dollars, billions of dollars. >> billions. >> to launder from mexico, and i thought one of the interesting things today is the justice department announced this $2 billion settlement with hsbc is for some of the banks in mexico, the cartels were such regular customers, they knew the exact dimensions in the teller windows, what the gap was, and they had boxes specially made so they could slide the bocks of cash through the teller windows. what the government said today is that th
PBS
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
an almost $2 billion government settlement with british bank hsbc over charges of money laundering for the nation of iran and mexican drug cartels. >> suarez: jeffrey brown profiles chinese artist and dissident ai wei wei, whose work is on exhibit in the u.s. for the first time. >> if we can change ourselves, that means part of society will change. if more people can do so, then we can change the society. >> woodruff: and we look at what the federal trade commission calls a "digital danger zone," mobile applications that gather data about children. >> what needs to be done is a way for parents to easily at any time see exactly what's being collected and who they are sharing that information with. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a hethy, pductive fe. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... th
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm EST
, middle east terrorists, african dictators all among hsbc's clientele, and no one is going to jail? why not? legal experts join us here next >> british banking giant, hsbc agreed to pay a record dollars 1.9 billion to settle allegations it landerred money from mexican drug lords, and sanctions transactions from iran illegally. lenny brewer said that the scale of hsbc's operation was stunning. >> at least one occasion, hsbc instructed a bank in iran on how to format payment messages so that transactions would not be blocked or rejected by the united states. lou: brewer however also defended the decision to not prosecute the bank, he said. if authorities pressed charges hsbc would almost certainly have lost its banks license here in this country which would have cost thousands of jobs, joining us now to assess this, and more, former prosecutor alease wheel, and artie idala . is -- where is the outrage that lenny brewer, already -- certainly implicated in the "fast and furious" scandal is standing there, as spokesman u.s. justice department saying they are not going to prosecute. >> you se
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
a pro. melissa: breaking news right now. the justice department announcing hsbc will pay a whopping $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe. o'connell charges be filed? adam shapiro in the news from following this story so closely and has more now. adam. >> we're all getting caught up in $1.9 billion historic fine, but not one person from hsbc will be prosecuted for what the assistant u.s. attorney general says was blatant and egregious violations of u.s. law. it is worse than that. they went on his hsbc work with governments to break the law, foreign governments with terrorists they threatened by their actions the lives of u.s. citizens. saying at one point, and this is a quote, he says i don't think anyone is alleging hsbc was the mastermind of many of these schemes. rather the compliance was so lax that it was allowed to happen. listen to what he said at the beginning of the conference about how hsbc helped governments rake the law. in his own words. >> on at least one occasion hsbc instructed a bank in iran how to format payment messages so that the transactions would not b
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
, mexican drug cartels, middle east terrorists, african dictators all among hsbc's clientele, and no one is going to jail? why not? legal experts join us here next. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which inclus investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-sizprice. this is awesome. [ male annncer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. >> british banking giant, hsbc agreed to pay a record dollars 1.9 billion to settle allegations it landerred money from mexican drug lords, and sanctions transactions from iran illegally. l
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
from lansing. not one worker from europe's biggest bank, hsbc, will far us a criminal charge after they were accuses of failing to guard against terrorists, tax cheat and drug cartels but agreed to pay a record $1.9 billion fine to settle the case. that probably won't hurt this bank at all. last quarter, they reported $2.5 billion in net profit. according to the treasury, the failure to police transactions allowed hundreds of millions of dollars in drug money from mexican cartels to flow into the united states. the feds report the bank broke finance laws when they did business with iran and libya and cuba and others. under their deem with the feds, the bank will pay the record fine, change some policies, but not one bank employee will ever face criminal prosecution. the prosecutors say department of justice officials wanted to bring criminal charges but decided not to not because of a lack evidence but because it would put the future of the largest banks at risk. think of that. not because they didn't have the goods. they were worried about the banking system. this says clearly it
Current
Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
's how it goes. hsbc perhaps even worse. here's a bank that did business with apparently the bank that funded al-qaeda, including wiring money to one of the 9/11 attackers that did business with the drug lords. what do they get? a $1.5 billion fine. nobody gets arrested. why? they're too big to jail. brian asked about that in this report. watch this. >> this is a very just, very real and very powerful result. >> you don't think the bank got off easy? >> no, and i don't think the bank thinks it got off easy. >> $38 billion in profits over the last two years hsbc can easily afford it's payment. >> cenk: yeah, a joke. nonsense. i mean, the fact that these guys are not in jail when they're the biggest money launderers for drug straighters in the world. stephanie george is sitting in jail and has a life sentence because her exboyfriend hid cocaine in her attic. her earlier convictions were for drug transactions equalling $40 and $120. $40 and $120, life sentence. the top bankers who funneled all the money to the drug lord says, no sentence. there's just no justice in that. kneel parovs
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
" time on tuesday. a record fine for hsbc, and could apple's faulty maps be life threatening? ashley morrison with that and more from new york. good morning to you. >>> good morning to you. asian markets were cautious as u.s. leaders agreed to reach a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. tokyo's nikkei gained a fraction while hong kong's hang seng added a quarter percent. >>> this week the federal reserve is expected to announce a new bond-buying program aimed at lowering interest rates. if it works, it might soften the blow if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. fed chair ben bernanke has said if a budget deal can't be reached, there's little the central bank can do to offset the shock of those spending increases and tax cuts. >>> a strong sales report from mcdonald's offset wall street's worries about the fiscal cliff negotiations. the dow added 15 points while the nasdaq gained 9 points. >>> hsbc is paying a record $1.9 billion to settle a federal and state money laundering probe. the british bank was under investigation for allegedly transferring billions of dollars on behal
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
. thanks. a stunning admission from one of the biggest banks in the world. the bigs at hsbc admit that they laundered money for drug cartels. they allowed forbidden transactions with countries including libya and iran. but nobody is going to prison. instead the bank executives are just saying we are sorry and paying a fine. the justice department announced agreement with hsbc the biggest bank in all of europe. as part of of the deal hsbc agrees to pay $1.9 billion in fines. a lot of money certainly. but for this bank it's the equivalent of roughly seven weeks of profits. in exchange, these are among the charges that will now disappear. laundering more than $880 million in drug money. and allowing $660 million in prohibited transactions from countries including libya, cuba, burma, sudan and iran. federal prosecutors say the bankers didn't just look the other way, they actually went a step further. one occasion hsbc instructed a bank in iran on how to format payment messages so that the transactions would not be blocked or rejected by the united states. >> shepard: in other words, t
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 4:00am EST
factories pick up the pace in november, both hsbc and the official pmi readings hit multimonth highs, both in expansion territory. it's another month of contraction for manufacturing in the eurozone. the region still in the grip of the crisis. white house and congress may need to call the auto club to jump-start budget talks which have stalled on discussions over taxes. and singapore airlines confirms it's in talks to sell its stake in virgin atlantic. delta is amongst the frontrunners. comes around quickly. december, we're already here. not long before christmas and we have the november final pmis out of the eurozone confirmed at 46.2. that was the flash, 45.4 was october. so slightly higher. the highest since march. but 46 still deep in contraction territory. output numbers, 46.1. so that's going in the right direction. and the final manufacturing pmi export orders 46.4. again, a tick higher than the 45.9 flash, the highest since march. so the contraction activity easing to an eight month low if you can explain away like that. euro-dollar 1.3026. we did gets a high as 1.3048 which would
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
hsbc. the government says the british bank did business with drug lords and terrorists yet faces no criminal charges. brian ross reports. >> reporter: when the most ruthless of the mexican drug cartels wanted to hide their money, they went to hsbc. so did hamas and al qaeda, along with iran and other countries and the u.s. financial blacklist. all customers of a bank known well around the word. but given much less prominence in the announcement was a deferred prosecution agreement with hsbc, meaning there will be no prosecution of the bank or its top executives. despite more than a decade of dealing with criminals and terrorists. >> this is a very just, very real and very powerful result. >> you don't think the bank got off easy? >> no, and i don't think the bank thinks it got off easy. >> reporter: but with $38 billion in profits over just the last two years alone, hsbc can easily afford its $1.92 billion payment. >> this is a signal to other banks that if you do this kind of stuff, you'll get a parking ticket, you'll pay the fine and move on. >> reporter: since this summer, whe
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 2:00pm EST
to be a pattern that's developing. hsbc avoids prosecution, deferred prosecution, keep their act clean, pay a fine and they move on. it's a big fine but all of about six weeks worth of revenue for this country. are you comfortable with the way this is playing out? >> scott, this is a very, very historic resolution. hsbc is not simply walking by and shaking its hands and saying we're done. they are being held accountable in a way that's almost never been done before. first the entire management in leadership involved at the time these crimes or this conduct because going on is completely gone. their compliance program has been increased dramatically. whether they had 70 or 80 people doing this kind of work, they have over 800 people, probably a couple dozen consultants, now they have probably 250 or 300. for the first time ever, a foreign financial institution is going to have a monitor. that monitor is going to be involved for five years. deferred prosecution agreement is for five years. senior executives are giving up bonuses. we've clawed back. moreover, any point they do anything wrong whatsoev
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am PST
. a record settlement but no prosecution at global banking giant hsbc. admits it failed to stop money laundering by mexican drug cartels and terrorism financiers. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. >>> this is where high finance and street crime intersect could be a problem on your street as well. talking about the banking giant hsbc, europe's largest, have to pay $2 billion to settle investigation by u.s. prosecutors who are looking into international drug money laundering. investigators say the bank ignored rules that could have stopped this laundering operation, that the money went to drug cartels and terrorists. jim bolden is joining us london. what happened? >> reporter: well, suzanne, this is interesting. all of these banks have been fined by the u.s. government over last few years but hsbc, by far, the biggest. this fine, as you say, $1.9 billion. the go
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
.9 billion, that's how much global banking giant hsbc is paying the united states government to resolve accusations of money laundering for mexican drug cartels and terror-linked groups in saudi arabia. business correspondent christine romans joins us now from new york, and it's a serious allegation here. >> it really is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the who
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
. >>> british banking giant hsbc agreed to pay $1.92 billion to settle a money laundering investigation here in the u.s. hsbc is accused of transferring billions of dollars for nations like iran doing business with firms linked to terrorism and enabling mexican drug cartels to move money illegally through u.s. subsidiaries. the settlement represents the largest pen the ever paid by a bank. >>> now pot is officially legal in colorado. people 21 and older may have up to 1 ounce of weed, smoke it, not in public and grow a small amount at home as well. the governor has created a task force to help implement the law. here's the problem. it's complicated. the federal government still says marijuana is illegal. >> rocky mountain high. i'll be the billionth person to say that. >>> countdown to double secret lift jop. the space plane is cleared to lift off at 1:05 p.m. eastern time from cape canaveral. this is an unmanned reusable mini verlgs of the space shuttle. it lifts off vertically and lands on auto pilot on a runway. no one knows what it's carrying. the cost to develop it, that is also classif
FOX Business
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
%. a move snapping two straight days of gains. ashley: on deck hsbc paying uncle sam nearly $2 billion for money-laundering by fox news judge andrew napolitano says the bank owes nothing. tracy: first, a look at the 10 and 30-year treasuries heading out to break. >> i am lori rothman. comments from house speaker john boehner on the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations continuing to weigh on the market. boehner saying spending is the issue getting in the way of a deal. right now the dow is down 74 points. looks like maps on the iphone are headed in a better direction. this is the mover in google maps from the device, apple finally approve of the google its app store. the own attempt at maps was a massive disaster even lead to a rare apology from ceo tim cook. jobless claims fell for a fourth straight week. the market may be improving. marking the second lowest claims this year. you have a slow moving average. that is the latest from the fox business network giving you the power to prosper. ashley: breaking news from major league baseball. the associated press reporting texas rangers gm say
FOX
Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
to be questioning financial firms such as jpmorgan chase, citigroup and hsbc in connection with the libor rate fixing scandal. trying to limit damage from the phone hacking scandal that engulfed his news of the world paper, rupert murdoch is speeding through the split-up of his media empire. in june, murdoch announced that news corporation would split into two, separating publishing assets from the more lucrative film and television arm of the business. news corp. announced additional deatils of the split this week, including the shuttering of the daily, a tablet-only publication that has struggled to find a foothold in the marketplace. a major deal is happening in the dairy industry. in an attempt to milk more from the u.s. market, canada's largest dairy processor, saputo, is buying the morningstar unit of dean foods for $1.45 billion. morningstar's products include creamers, ice cream and cottage cheese. dean foods, the largest dairy producer in the u.s., based in dallas, is in downsizing mode. the deal with saputo is expected to close at the end of the year. the mayor of newark, new jersey
FOX
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
,000 people worldwide. bank of america and hsbc combined plan for 40,000 layoffs this year. ubs said in october it would cut 10,000 workers. all told, more than 300,000 financial industry jobs have been lost worldwide during the past two years. the bank belt-tightening is expected to continue in 2013. macs are making their way back to the u.s. apple ceo tim cook told bloomberg this week the company will begin manufacturing a line of mac computers in the u.s. most of apple's products are made in asia. factories such as foxconn, a major apple supplier, have come under heavy scrutiny for low wages and poor working conditions. cook said the company will spend $100 million on the manufacturing move in the states, but no word yet on where it will take place. in other apple news, the iphone is getting picked up by another carrier. t-mobile will begin selling the iphone next year. talks are back in the fiscal fight. according to the wall street journal, the staffs for president obama and house speaker boehner are talking again. it follows a nearly week-long silence. wednesday, the presdient
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> europe's biggest bank, you heard about this, hsbc agreed to pony up close to $2 billion to settle accusations of money laundering. the senate banking committee they found that hsbc in mexico shipped $7 billion in cash, mind you, across the border, maybe turned a blind eye to where the money came from, want you to listen to neil barofsky, we had him on the show yesterday, and i asked him whether top bank officials knew they were handling drug money there. >> the notion that this wasn't something that was known on senior levels of the banks, at least they had plenty of reason to suspect that this was ongoing and, look, i think somebody described it as the biggest slap on the wrist in the history of banking fines. >> stuart gulliver receiving the big wrist slap in terms of bank fines. told me 2 billion bucks, that was chump change and it shows that crime pays. what do you think? >> i think any big bank, anybody in charge of the bank, bears responsibility for the conduct of the bank. hsbc is a famously tightly run bank. obviously the people at the top had to know something was amiss.
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
israel coming up next. >>> does the nfl have a gun culture? >>> and business news. >> hsbc, what they are accused of. in moments. you're watching "starting point." [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! >>> good morning. welcome back. i'm christine romans. minding your business. three british nationals arrested in connection with the libor rate fixing scandal. libor rate is used to set rates on loans. three arrests out of the uk right now. >>> u.s. stock futures higher. fiscal cliff talks, federal reserve meeting in washington, two drivers for investments over the next couple of days. futures holding in there for now. >>> federal and state authorities have reached a record-setting settlement with british banking giant hsbc. europe's largest lender has agreed to a staggering settlement. this i
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
. >>> let's go back over to kayla tausche for the market flash. >> we're watching shares of hsbc with word coming in that the bank and the federal regulators are near a settlement that will be record in size. roughly $9 billion and announced tomorrow. that is over just allegations that hsbc had controls in place for money laundering to places like iran and other regions where u.s. has financial sanctions there. that would be a record settlement and comes at a time when being hit about that exact issue. we'll be watching the tape for that tomorrow. >> all right. thank you very much. >>> so death to the dreaded death tax? one of our next guests says they hurt the economy more than they help and he calls them jobs killers. a heated debate on the death tax coming up here. >>> but coming up next, more republican lawmakers are saying they are open to higher tax rates on the rich if they come with spending cuts. that's a really big if. we're going to speak with one gocongressman who will lay out the spending cuts he would like to see, he needs to see in order to vote on the higher taxes. >>> and
CNBC
Dec 20, 2012 4:00am EST
's biggest bank, hsbc, bank santander and international finance corporation are among them. it is layer for a japanese bank to lead such a large, financial deal especially when there isn't any local corporate or government involvement. this project could mark a milestone for japanese banks in their attempt to create a bigger presence in the global market. the plant will be built by braskan and mexico's group odessa. it's due to start operations by 2015. that's all from nikkei business report. back to you, kelly. >> thanks very much for that. >>> now, plans for the london and moscow listings suffered a blow this year when goldman sachs withdrew as a lead individualser on the ipo of alleged corporate governance issues. in a cnbc global exclusive, geoff cutmore asked alisher usmanov if events in october hurt his relationships. >> translator: i have always respected lloyd blankfein. goldman sachs is a company with which we are working with, the company that i control is working with. that is to say, i believe we will continue to work with gold pan sacks in the future. there is no doubt in m
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
more competitive. according to hsbc in 2000 mexican workers earned nearly five times the salary of their chinese peers. but by 2011, mexican workers were only about a third more expensive than chinese workers. when you project all these advantages into the next few years, mexico's economic future looks robust. the national intelligence council released an important report called "global trends 2030" one trend it looks at is how demographic changes will shape the world. countries with younger, more dynamic populations will grow faster. while the median age in mexico will be 30, 40, japan's median age will hit 52. america actually has an advantage here at 39. our median age will only be five years older than that of mexico's. trends don't ensure particular outcome, but it's clear that contrary to its global image, mexico's economy has momentum. it will be among the world's top ten economies by the end of this decade. smart reforms can build it further. the irony is that one possible impediment to mexico's growth could be the very country that is its biggest asset, the united state
Current
Dec 21, 2012 2:00am PST
, it was scandal unpunished. fines against hsbc, expensive mistakes at citi corp, jpmorgan chase cries out for real reform and real arrests of senior executives. where is the justice and where is the justice department? joining me now, dennis kelleher, president and ceo of better markets. dennis, is it fair to say that by in large, wall street and senior executives continue to get off almost scot free? >> the objective evidence proves that to be true. the real question is when is the law going to be applied to wall street like it is applied to the rest of main street and the rest of america. it is interesting, at the conference announcing the ubs settlement of $1.5 billion, the head of the criminal division said crime on wall street will not be tolerated. while he was indicting a japanese subsidiary of a swiss bank. and i know that geographically challenged they may think they're getting closer to wall street but wall street's much closer than either of those places. i can't wait for them to find it. >> eliot: i suppose some
LINKTV
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
and new york state prosecutors have unveiled their $1.9 billion settlement with the banking giant hsbc for a massive money laundering scheme used by drug cartels and other illegal groups. >> you can do real time in jail and therefore doing ridiculous offenses, or taking it up two subway seats. people go to jail all the time in this country. for having a marijuana stem in your pocket. there are 50,000 marijuana- related cases in america alone every year. and here we have a bank money laundered billions of dollars and they cannot find anyone to put in jail. >> i had a chance to speak directly to leonard peltier when he called into a news conference organized by his lawyers and pete seeger. >> what would you do if you were free? >> probably go home on house arrest. that is the only thing i could expect. i do not think obama would do what bill clinton did. he is not going to give any clemencies until his last year. it is not going to happen. george bush signed the second chance act, which is house arrest, so we are pushing for that. if i do get house arrest, at least i can get some medical
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 8:00am PST
is hsbc, apparently avoiding a criminal indictment but only because filing criminal charges could have destabilized the world's financial system. instead, the bank pay a record penalty. nearly $2 billion this that settlement, and as rick was just mentioning, the bank is facing a slew of accusations including that it transferred funds to mexican drug cartels and also transferred funds to nations like iran, evading international sanctions. charlie gasparino has more from the fox business network. charlie, is this unique only to hsbc, or is in the first domino to fall here? >> well, i mean, there may be other banks, but it follows a pattern that the justice department has used since arthur anderson following the enron scandal. they didn't want to put any more big companies out of business, so they go into these deferred prosecution agreements, today hit the bank with a big fine and then today kind of move on. what's kind of like -- what's not good about this is that if you think about it, shareholders are suffering when you had probably individual employees who committed possible crimes h
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
legal risks. hsbc this week, agreed to a record $1.9 billion with a "b" settlement of money laundering with sanctions with iran and north korea. some prosecutors wanted to bring charges but the u.s. officials were concerned the consequence would cripple the bank in the u.s. hsbc executive said the bank was quote, profoundly sorry. before taxes, hsbc made $12.7 billion in profits the first half of this year, which makes it too big to prosecute. health care exchanged defined by the affordable care act to get health insurance for coverage and affordability. they will require federal involvement. utah and florida are undecided. 22 states who oppose the president will rely most on the obama administration to make health care coverage available to the residents least able to afford it. finally, where unions stand with chicago mayor rahm emanuel. in the week his former boss la meanted in michigan, he switched a contract to a non-union contractor. 300 union members will lose their jobs. they are not guaranteed full time work, will not have full health care coverage. it's owned by a man describ
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
, the best performer on the s&p 500 today, up 8.4%, moving higher on those numbers out of china, the hsbc manufacturing index strongest in 18 months. however, down from the previous month. new export activity fell because of this weak demand. so, the big question, will the momentum continue? this stock actually the worst performer on the s&p 500 for the year. >> wow. the worst, but at the same time, we're seeing iron ore prices, huge fourth quarter. >> closed at $140 today. they were at $86 eight weeks ago. people were pricing in death and destruction for coke and coal. the cliffs are 92% coke and coal, iron ore. this is an impressive stock to look at because this is a barometer. we broke through major levels on this stock today. i think it goes higher. i think the other guys in the space go higher. >> the only problem, though, tim, is that cliffs was lagging iron ore prices. we spoke about it in september, it was down to $85, $86. now it looks like -- i'm talking about iron ore. it looks like it's hitting a wall. clutches did lag. i feel like it had too big of a move. >> iron ore prices
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
was afraid to claim it next year because of the fiscal cliff and there might be higher taxes. >>> hsbc is about to pay up the biggest penalty ever imposed on the banks. mandy drury is here. mandy, the british banking giant going to pay a whopping $1.9 billion. what, they're making this money laundering probe go away? >> it's very interesting decision, actual ily, what came out of this, chris, because given the extent of evidence against hhbc, they are see ing there is the better of two evils. maybe you can call it a healthy compromise between a settlement and also a much harsher money laundering indictment. obviously this might hurt the bank's reputation but hopefully not a whole lot more than that because at the end of the day a harsher indictment would have sparked concerns that criminal charges could jeopardize what is one of the world's largest banks and therefore destabilize the global financial system. i guess you could call this maybe a case of has it become too big to indict. instead it just got the record $1.92 billion settlement. >> a big star is making a deal apparently with
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
on to the head and died from his injuries. it is it the largest fine paid by a bank. hsbc agreed to pay 1.89 billion to settle a money laundering case. it is for nations like iran and enabled mexican drug cartels to move money loolly through the american subsidaries. are you ready for some country? ♪ ♪ wrecked my heart. ♪ i should never let go. ♪ the one that good away. >> gretchen: the american country award kicked off in vegas. luke bryant took home nine awards including artist of the year. >> country music. we get to do what we love and for people who are honest and hard working and beautiful people thoo support great music. >> he went on to do the right thing thanking his wife and band and all of the fans and those are your headlines. >> steve: very nice. michigan is poised later today to pass landmark legislation. big labor is furous and marshalling the troops. if you were at the afo head quart ares in michigan, you would have seen cars with license plates from georgia, minnesota and ohio and illinois and they are angry that the people of the great state of the michigan will
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
will be finalized involving hsbc. the bank is settling a case brought by u.s. government and also authorities here in new york hsbc will pay $1.9 billion to settle accusations it illegally transferred money on behalf of sanctioned nations, including iran and help mexican drug cartels launder monday. >>> a florida woman has been found guilty of first degree murder for shooting a lottery winner in a plot to get his money. a jury in tampa convicted her of the 2009 murder of abraham shakespeare who had won $17 million. he was found buried in concrete in the backyard of her boyfriend. the judge called her cold, calculating, and cruel. >>> we now know the identity of the second lucky winner of that record powerball jackpot. matthew goode had tried to remain anonymous in claiming his share of the $587 million prize. yeah, that didn't happen. it was only a matter of time before his name was discovered. he is originally from pennsylvania, but moved to phoenix area last year. he took a one-time payout of $192 million, telling officials he was worried about paying higher taxes next year because of the fiscal
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am EST
followed suit and declined to a 16-month high. insurance surged 5% after hsbc explored a stake group. the nikkei closed at a seven-month high. shares gained 4% after the qualcomm investment firm. in south korea, samsung hit another all-time high, helping the kospi finish higher by .6 of a percent. this despite a slightly slower gdp growth in q3. back to you. >> sixuan, thanks very much indeed for that. that's feeding into european markets. flat as a pancake. this is where we stand. ftse 100 up half a percent. cac up 7%. break that down into sectors, you will see basic resources, best gainer. that son the back of the chinese data. banks not doing too badly as well, so europe helping out a little bit on that side as well. three sectors. household goods. certainly having the market impact at the moment. plenty of other data to go. on the debt markets, we'll keep our eyes on spanish auctions. probably nothing too much to worry about there. this is the service sector and the autumn statement will get a big focus for guilts today. 1.83% on the yields. on the currency markets, we talked abo
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am EST
's speculation of state backed institutional buying and a better early pmi reading from hsbc. that showed china's factory activity climbed to a 14-month high. it's the fifth straight monthly gain with new orders to a 19-month high and stronger job snaps, as well. on the markets, infrastructure placed the top gainers. hope for beijing's urban growth plan. financials soared on cheap valuations. shares in hong kong got a modest lift, ending higher by .7%. petrochina ended 1.3% higher. in japan's, the tankan pure say might have put more pressure on the boj to raise rates next week. sharp shares gained nearly 8% today and it has chalked up a more than 50% rise on short covering. >> the aussie market ended flat around its 17-month high. the index sensex is higher by .5%. back to you. >> thank you for that. were seeing the dow poised to open higher. similar gains to the nasdaq and s&p 500, which have been rallying this weeks, but not by great leaps and bounds. the cnbc ftse 300 is lower by 0.2%. european bourses are mixed. we are seeing the mib and the ibex in italy gaining on the day. still adding ab
CNN
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
to pursue criminal charges against hsbc. the bank admits laundering money from iran, libya and myanmar. chuck grassley calls the lack of charges a declaration that "crime does pay." the justice department did not comment but defends its nearly $2 billion settlement with the bank. >>> two massachusetts costco workers are splitting a $50 million powerball prize. rosa deleon buys two tickets every day and shares them with her co-worker reginald. on wednesday the tickets finally paid off. the two will each get $11 million after taxes. congratulations to them. very lucky. >>> there is a machine that could one day be used to make homemade guns, not only that, it could make plastic guns that a metal detector won't find. you can believe some people are worried about it. here is joe johns with more. >> reporter: in the this northern virginia gun store you can buy all sorts of weapons but what if you could make weapons in your own home using a three-dimensional printer. sounds like science fiction but to some it's not far-fetched. >> primarily 3-d printers are used to manufacture parts for antiq
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
that the hsbc bank intentionally allowed prohibited transactions with iran, libya, sudan, and berm a, this is the u.s. department of justice that actually filed these felony criminal charges against the bank. it was widely expected precursor to a deferred prosecution agreement under which the bank would pay $1.9 billion to resolve money laundering charges. some background on a few of these countries designated state sponsors terrorism. >> this morning the number one story days this live action that is playing out in lansing, michigan. you see union supporters chanting an in the say the capitol, so reminiscent of what we saw in wisconsin as they battled the unions in their state. michigan has long been a very solid baston of union support and companies with all the union automakers having a presence there. this is a little bit of the sentiment being expressed by the union supporters on the ground there. >> how can you protect us was a union and protect our collective bargaining rights. it will erode what we worked very hard to achieve if it goes through. >> i'm all for right to work.
FOX
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
. hsbc was accused of transferring money from drug cartels in mexico from the u.s. >>> 7:45. the 49ers suspended running back brandon jacobs who tweeted about his lack of playing time. now, jacobs will not be playing in the last three regular seasons games after he tweeted that he was rotting way on the 49ers' bench. on saturday, he tweeted "i don't understand why people are angry at me because i want to do what i'm paid to do." those tweets cost him about $300,000. >>> another 49er is getting attention as well but it is for his positive talents outside of playing newsroom. coming up, we'll take you inside vernon davis' art gallery opening. >>> there's something mysterious showing up on the beach in santa cruz. pam cook joins us with what scientists are saying about this dead squid situation. pam? >> yeah. it's very strange. they are called humboldt squid and hundreds have washed ashore in santa cruz county. scientists at the department of fish and game are now trying to figure out what happened. the squid appeared on sunday in beaches between rio delmar and pleasure point on -- was on
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am EST
market news, a lot of talk about china this morning. a final reading of hsbc's manufacturing purchasing manager's survey for china rising in november, first time above the key 50 mark which indicates expanding rather than contraction. it's been since october of last year. also abroad greece announcing it will buy back bonds through a dutch auction. the set up whether allow athenss to assess the level of demand before setting a final bryce for the deal. part of the country's efforts to cut its about a along debt. and in germany, merkel is not ruling out the possibility of notifying greece some of its debt once athens finances are in better shape. angela merkel told a german tabloid that the question of the so-called haircut can be revisited. in the past, merkel's government had ruled out forgiving any debt. >> in corporate new, ubs is reportedly close to a settlement. the "new york times" says the swiss bank is expected to pay horn $450 million over claims that some of its employees submitted false libor rates. that's pretty huge story and we will take a look and ten to see what happens
CNBC
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am EST
that hsbc agreed to last week to settle that money laundering probe. >> crazy thing that stock's up. it's leading the exchange there today because people had been expecting maybe a slightly higher fine even than that. three times the amount. it was supposedly taking place for five to seven years, 30 to 40 traders have left. pretty pervasive. >> i wonder how much they -- they make money or lose money after -- >> after all was said and done. $1.5 billion. >> probably lost. they did well. the libor stuff, if you can set rates -- >> well, and the crazy thing, it affects so many different instruments and so many people and so many businesses. >> right. >> i don't know that you could ever actually figure out all the implications from it. >> right. from everyone. and in a related story this morning, the f.t. reports that the new york fed was warned as early as mid 2008 that banks might have been misrepresenting their libor borrowing rate. that was to aid their own trading positions. and that date is much earlier than previously known. according to the f.t., yep, then-new york fed president tim
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